Benzema's dilemma and the French team

Benzema's dilemma and the French team
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In the absence of two weeks for the list of summoned for the European Championship to be announced 2021, The presence of Karim Benzema in the French team is considered ruled out for many experts due to the position that coach Didier Deschamps has always maintained.

Benzema's current state would not be enough to convince Didier Deschamps

El Real Madrid sigue en la improbable lucha por salvar la temporada con un doblete. Tras un empate (1-1) in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Chelsea, the merengue team won this weekend against Osasuna (2-0) to keep your league title aspirations alive, currently staying two points behind the leader, Atletico Madrid. En estos dos últimos partidos, Karim Benzema contributed his grain of sand with a goal and an assist.

Esto solo es una pequeña muestra de lo que el jugador francés lleva haciendo en el Real Madrid en los últimos tiempos. But nevertheless, unless something out of the ordinary happens, his extraordinary performance will not be enough to convince Didier Deschamps and enter the list of the 23 (or even 26) jugadores que representarán a Francia en la Eurocopa que se celebrará este verano . Why? El seleccionador francés se basa en el escándalo sexual de hace unos años, in which the footballer Mathieu Valbuena was also involved.

Experts disagree with Didier Deschamps

The debate on the call (o no) de Karim Benzema con la selección francesa está en todos los medios. La última declaración pública sobre este tema ha sido la de Louisa Necib, analyst at BeInSports France and former Lyon player: “Yo pongo en mi lista a Benzema porque lo juzgo únicamente por su rendimiento deportivo. Merece estar ampliamente en esta selección francesa ”.

further, Karim Benzema ocupaba la semana pasada las portadas de los principales periódicos de la capital española. Debido a su estado de forma, the newspaper AS has even talked about the possibility of awarding the Ballon d'Or to the Madrid player this season.

Given the statistics (almost 30 goals this season), no se antoja algo realmente descabellado. But nevertheless, su ausencia en la Eurocopa le ralentizará en la carrera por este reconocimiento mundial. Thus, sports journalists have launched the debate that has been going on for so many years in France: Should Benzema go to the Eurocup?

What is clear is that the final list of players called up for the Eurocup will define the favorites to win the most important trophy in Europe at the national team level.. In fact, in bookmakers like Betiton , We will be able to see the evolution of the quotas for the Eurocup according to the final lists of summoned.

Arsène Wenger would trade Deschamps for Zidane

Known for its tranquility, Arsène Wenger no es un habitual en temas polémicos. But nevertheless, The former Arsenal manager has not hesitated to talk about Karim Benzema's situation in the French national team, that has not been summoned since 2015: "It is not due to his football quality, sino a algo que desconozco. Benzema se merece plenamente jugar la Eurocopa. En cualquier otra selección, sería convocado. Es un problema extradeportivo. Ha sido titular en el Real Madrid for more than 10 years. Muchos jugadores no pueden decir lo mismo ”.

In theory, Benzema's return required a change of coach. Arsène Wenger would be delighted that the Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, replace Didier Deschamps: "Yes. He has already said several times that he would like to coach the national team, so it's not hard for me to imagine. I hope it continues to be successful, because what he has done for football is magnificent ".

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